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catalysis

 [kah-tal´ĭ-sis]
increase in the velocity of a chemical reaction or process produced by the presence of a substance that is not consumed in the net chemical reaction or process; negative catalysis denotes the slowing down or inhibition of a reaction or process by the presence of such a substance. adj., adj catalyt´ic.

ca·tal·y·sis

(kă-tal'i-sis),
The effect that a catalyst exerts on a chemical reaction.
[G. katalysis, dissolution]

ca·tal·y·sis

(kă-tal'i-sis)
The effect that a catalyst exerts on a chemical reaction.
[G. katalysis, dissolution]

ca·tal·y·sis

(kă-tal'i-sis)
The effect that a catalyst exerts on a chemical reaction.
[G. katalysis, dissolution]
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